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July 2, 2017

You may have been going to confessions wrong. Here’s why

Many of us Catholics are tired of hearing our separated brethren insinuate or even directly accuse us of deceiving ourselves with a promise of forgiveness every time we sin. To…
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March 27, 2017

Analysis: Did Pope Francis just condemn Communion for the remarried?

The Pope's statements have the internet abuzz - but their importance has been exaggerated For the last couple of days Catholic social media and the blogosphere have been preoccupied with…
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December 17, 2016

Church teaching on Communion cannot be changed, says Cardinal Burke

The cardinal said that the Church's constant teaching and practice admit no exceptions Cardinal Raymond Burke has given a new interview, in which he says that the Church’s teaching against Communion for…
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November 18, 2016

Cardinal Burke: we will make ‘formal act of correction’ if Pope doesn’t issue Amoris clarification

The cardinal said there was a tradition of issuing a formal correction if a Pope is in error Cardinal Raymond Burke has said it may be necessary to make a…
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September 21, 2016

Ignore the misleading headlines: the remarried cannot ‘now receive Communion’

The Church's teaching has been consistent from the early Church to modern Popes. Last week's events didn't change it Benedict XVI once spoke about the two versions of the Second…
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August 18, 2016

Pope Francis asked to consider mature married men for priesthood

The Church may soon consider again considering married men for ordination to the priesthood. In some areas, the demand for sacraments is greater than the number of priests available to…
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October 14, 2015

NJ archbishop sets strict rules barring Catholics from the sacraments

ROME — Even as Pope Francis and Catholic leaders from around the world debate ways to make the Catholic Church more inclusive, Newark Archbishop John Myers has given his priests…
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October 17, 2014

Ancient teachings on Confession

The Fathers, clinging to the teachings of the Apostles, preached the importance of confession. Below are some quotes from their writings regarding the subject: The Didache   "Confess your sins…
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October 14, 2014

Church Fathers on the Necessity of Baptism

Is baptism necessary for salvation? Yes, the Church teaches it is. Christ himself says no one can be saved if they're not born of water and spirit. However, it is…
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September 20, 2014

Why The Catholic Church Cannot Marry the Impotent

When some people learn that the Catholic Church cannot (or as they usually phrase it “will not”) marry those who are impotent, they express shock or outright indignation. Isn’t this…
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